More Key Comic Books of 1998

January 12, 2017

More Key Comic Books of 1998

To repeat the caveat I gave on main 1990’s page [which has links to see other years within the decade], the list you are about to see involves no judgment or pricing data, but rather simply ranks the universe of comics published in 1998 — by publishers other than Marvel or D.C. for this particular page — according to how many copies have passed through CGC’s doors to date, to tease out a list of more key comic books of 1998 — that’s it!

We should reveal key and otherwise interesting 1998 comics from this exercise, but we will not necessarily get an all-encompassing list. So without further ado, here below is a list of the top 50 most-submitted comics from publishers other than Marvel or D.C. from 1998 (the census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1998; top 50 D.C. comics of 1998; all key comics from 1998 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 359 300 #1 5/98 Dark Horse Comics
2. 200 Danger Girl 1 Chromium Edition 3/98 Image/Cliffhanger
3. 195 Witchblade 25 Speckle Holofoil Edition 8/98 Image/Top Cow
4. 183 Danger Girl #1 3/98 Image/Cliffhanger
5. 171 Battle Chasers 1 Chromium Edition 4/98 Image/Cliffhanger
6. 128 Danger Girl 2 Smoking Gun Cover 5/98 Image/Cliffhanger
7. 123 Darkness 11 Chromium Edition 1/98 Image/Top Cow
8. 121 Witchblade/Tomb Raider 1 Speckle Holofoil Edition 12/98 Image/Top Cow
9. 120 Witchblade vs. Darkness #1/2 1998 Top Cow-Wizard Pub.
10. 113 300 #2 6/98 Dark Horse Comics
11. 110 300 #3 7/98 Dark Horse Comics
12. 108 Battle Chasers 1 Another Universe Edition 4/98 Image/Cliffhanger
13. 99 300 #4 8/98 Dark Horse Comics
14. 98 Fathom #1 8/98 Image/Top Cow
15. 95 Fathom 1 Killian Variant Cover 8/98 Image/Top Cow
16. 90 300 #5 9/98 Dark Horse Comics
17. 89 Danger Girl 2 Dynamic Forces Holofoil 5/98 Image/Cliffhanger
18. 83 Fathom 1 Dolphin Variant Cover 8/98 Image/Top Cow
19. 76 Ravening 1/2 Nude Leather Edition 7/98 Avatar Press
20. 76 Danger Girl #2 5/98 Image/Cliffhanger
21. 75 Fathom Preview Special #1 1998 Image/Top Cow
22. 73 Battle Chasers #1 4/98 Image/Cliffhanger
23. 72 Battle Chasers 1 Another Universe Gold Foil 4/98 Image/Cliffhanger
24. 58 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1 Another Universe Editio 9/98 Dark Horse Comics
25. 57 Danger Girl 2 Platinum Smoking Gun Cover 5/98 Image/Cliffhanger
26. 53 Danger Girl 1 Tour Book Edition 3/98 Image/Cliffhanger
27. 52 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1 Photo Variant Cover 9/98 Dark Horse Comics
28. 52 Danger Girl 1 Another Universe Edition 3/98 Image/Cliffhanger
29. 52 Fathom 1 Wizard World 1998 Con Edition 8/98 Image/Top Cow
30. 50 Witchblade/Tomb Raider #1 12/98 Image/Top Cow
31. 50 Halle the Hooters Girl #1 1/98 Cabbage Comics
32. 46 Fathom #2 9/98 Image/Top Cow
33. 44 Dark Horse Presents Annual #1 9/98 Dark Horse Comics
34. 44 Danger Girl 1 Another Universe Gold Edition 3/98 Image/Cliffhanger
35. 42 Battle Chasers #4 10/98 Image/Cliffhanger
36. 42 Fathom 0 Wizard Special Edition 6/98 Image/Top Cow-Wizard
37. 42 Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 9/98 Dark Horse Comics
38. 41 Fathom #0 6/98 Image/Top Cow-Wizard
39. 41 Fathom #3 10/98 Image/Top Cow
40. 41 Witchblade/Tomb Raider 1 Gold Foil Bedroom Variant 12/98 Image/Top Cow
41. 40 Dreamwalker #0 11/98 Avatar Press
42. 40 Witchblade #25 8/98 Image/Top Cow
43. 40 Darkchylde: The Legacy 1 Dynamic Forces Holofoil 8/98 Image Comics
44. 39 Battle Chasers 1 Variant Cover 4/98 Image/Cliffhanger
45. 38 Danger Girl 2 Dynamic Forces Gold Foil 5/98 Image/Cliffhanger
46. 38 Witchblade 25 Variant Cover 8/98 Image/Top Cow
47. 37 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2 Dynamic Forces Holofoil 10/98 Dark Horse Comics
48. 37 Crimson 1 Chromium Edition 5/98 Image/Cliffhanger
49. 36 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1 Gold Foil Edition 9/98 Dark Horse Comics
50. 36 Battle Chasers 2 Dynamic Forces Holofoil 5/98 Image/Cliffhanger
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Even More Key Comic Books of 1998

For even more key comic books of 1998, also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1998; top 50 D.C. comics of 1998; all key comics from 1998, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1990s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂